India, Bangladesh discuss insurgents issue, meet home minister

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 21, 2014 21:43 IST

India and Bangladesh on Thursday discussed issues related to northeast insurgents and destruction of their hideouts in each others' territories during a bilateral meet of the border guarding forces of both the countries here.

A visiting delegation of the Border Guard Bangaldesh (BGB) led by its director general Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed also met home minister Rajnath Singh . The BSF team was led by its DG D K Pathak.

Singh, during the meeting at his North Block office, expressed satisfaction over the current scenario along the Indo-Bangla border as he said the two forces are taking necessary confidence building measures and carrying out joint patrolling along the border.

"He mentioned the two countries enjoy cordial relations and should continue mutual dialogue for strengthening bilateral relations," a post meeting statement from the home ministry said.

The BSF DG apprised the home minister of issues of common interest to both the countries. Issues like violence on the border, trans-border crime, smuggling of narcotics and fake Indian currency notes were discussed during the meeting.

"The two border forces also discussed action against the Indian insurgent groups and destruction of their hideouts, joint efforts for prevention of illegal migration and human trafficking of Bangladeshi nationals, effective implementation of coordinated border management plan for preventing trans- border crimes," the statement said.

The BGB delegation is on a five-day visit to India for the bi-annual 'Border Co-ordination Conference'. The BSF guards the 4,096 km long Indo-Bangla frontier.

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